Friday, June 16, 2017

REP. CLEAVER: CONGRESSIONAL SHOOTING SHOULD BE A WAKE-UP CALL!!!



Kansas City's former Mayor and top ranking elected official offers more insight on politically motivated violence this week . . .

E.C. From D.C. - A Wake-Up Call

As many of you know, this has been a troubling week. Congressman Steve Scalise, Majority Whip of the House of Representatives, remains in the hospital after a cowardly act of violence. Four others, including two Capitol Police officers, a congressional staffer, and a former congressional staffer suffered injuries as well.

I’ve thought about just how horrific the scene would have been if those two Capitol Police officers were not there. Special agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey are true heroes--putting their lives on the line to protect others. I wish them a full and speedy recovery. I’m also grateful for the response of the Alexandria, VA police and others law enforcement officers who ran into danger to protect my colleagues.

The shooting should be a wake-up call for America. A difference of opinion should not lead to violence. The hate filled language, the vitriol, and the nastiness in Washington must stop. Standing up for your beliefs can be done without stepping down on someone who believes differently. Regardless of political viewpoint or party affiliation, violence is never the answer.

I attended the Congressional Baseball game last evening and was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. As the players came onto the field and stood side by side for the national anthem, I was reminded of how important it is for Members of Congress to act as role models for the rest of the country. We must treat our colleagues as friends, not enemies. We must engage in civil dialogue, not name calling. We must show the country that a diversity of ideas leads to the strongest results. This is civility. If America sees that we can get along, that we can compromise, maybe others might follow.

This is a wake-up call America. We must stop the hate on social media, during town halls, and on the House floor. Be passionate and steadfast about your beliefs, but don’t hate the other person who doesn’t feel the same way. It’s time to embrace our differences and treat one another with respect, compassion, and civility.

Warmly,
Emanuel Cleaver, II
Member of Congress
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27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Starting with you cleaver, we will see how long you go before you start insulting everybody again

Anonymous said...

Take your own advice, lefties. Someone finally took you up on your nonstop hate programming and encouraging 'resistance' to the outcome of a free and fair election. Why aren't you celebrating the sacrifice of your fallen comrade instead of acting like Pontius Pilate?

Crazy Clown said...

So its only WAKE UP call time when political members get shot ????

NOT any KIDS or any other member of the general public ?????

Clever are YOU doing Dope ?????

Clever are YOU on Drugs ????

Clever Why'd YOU default on your Car Wash Loan ?????

Clever, YOU were Mayor of KC once, what is it YOU did ???

Clever are YOU and Carol Coe still tight friends ??????



Retro ROCKER said...

He was one of the First ones to start jumping up and down with TRUMP Hate Speech The videos are out there OK TONY PUT TOGETHER A MONTAGE OF EMMANUEL TRUMP RANTS

Retro ROCKER said...

This guy is a Preacher why was he the first one to turn this into a THREE RING CIRCUS.

Anonymous said...

Naw, baby cakes you got that wrong. The big orange idiot was the one to start all the hate speak. Check your agenda at the door fool

Anonymous said...

Because simp, the obese orang fool was the one who started the violence. You certainly remember him calling for second amendment supporters to stop Hilary or does that fit your agenda??? Thought so. Now bounce Trumpkin.

Anonymous said...

^^^ bullshit. Your jug-earred class community organizer was the first and worst Divider-in-Chief. Nice try, SJW.

Anonymous said...

^^^About as long as you can. Right?

Anonymous said...

Don't profess to know who I support simp. You ain't privy to that info. Don't select the heat off the big orange pumpkin. It makes you look simple. You dig? Now back to your hate.

Anonymous said...

I think everyone with an IQ above 60 knows that the right has always been the party of hate in America. The big fat President trafficked in it his whole campaign. You repubtards aren't shocked it came back to bite you in the ass are you? Thought so.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver got his preachers license from a cracker Jack box. He's the worst when it comes violence. How has a big mouth. Does nothing.

Anonymous said...

Didn't vote for Trump, but then again you've never been the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Let's try again. Making it simple because all you really have are cute names instead of facts.

1. No one even ever came close to actually hurting your awful candidate.

2. This shooter expressly targeted Republicans based on leftist rhetoric.

3. Saying 'you started it' is not only a kid's argument, it's not even true in this case.

You're funny when you act grown up. Care to try again?

At least have the balls to own this, since you haven't got the brains to argue it.

Anonymous said...

So that makes the shooter justified. Got it. I really don't think you know how stupid you sound.

Anonymous said...

Nope. You own this, though I understand your cowardice.

Bob said...

An "anonymous" poster accusing someone else of cowardice is a hoot.

Byron Funkhouser said...

I didn't catch your last name, Bob.

Dear God, which of these anonymous cowards is the bravest bad ass of them all?

Anonymous said...

You have me there, since "Bob" tells us everything about you.

Anyway, what's even funnier is the left suddenly backpedaling away from the stuff they've been saying since election night. :)

Anonymous said...

Fuck libtards! They are fucking dreamer morons. Quit wasting your time trying to make sense to the hormonal little ass clowns.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, "Byron Funkhouser" for the Medal of Honor! He's the bravest badass Of them all!

Anonymous said...

All I can say is it is a fucking shame Cleaver doesn't play baseball.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver just called the President an insulting name days before the shooting and now he says it must stop. How about he starts with a public apology for his name calling?

Anonymous said...

And pay taxes? And his carwash loan? And above al, shut the fuck up?

Anonymous said...

Cleaver needs to buy PR statements or fire the one he has. The Democrats have crushed the people of Missouri and have no position to point fingers for what has happened.

Anonymous said...


mayor clever...aside from the question, where can a guy get a decent car wash...when are you gonna' "pick up a ball glove"?

Byron Funkhouser said...

9:28, he called him a "tiny bully".


Wow, & what did Rethuglcans call Obama?

Anonymous said...

^^^.the vast majority called him "the President", unlike what you Leftist Fascists call the current POTUS.